miz·​zen·​mast | \ ˈmi-zᵊn-ˌmast How to pronounce mizzenmast (audio) , -məst \

Definition of mizzenmast

: the mast aft or next aft of the mainmast in a ship

Examples of mizzenmast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Batten the hatches, raise the mizzenmast, and inform all your struggling actor friends who are also parrots: a new pirate has come aboard Taika Waititi’s forthcoming pirate comedy. Halle Kiefer, Vulture, "Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre You Ready to See Taika Waititi Play Blackbeard in HBO Max’s Our Flag Means Death?," 1 May 2021

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First Known Use of mizzenmast

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Mizzenmast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mizzenmast. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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miz·​zen·​mast | \ ˈmi-zᵊn-ˌmast How to pronounce mizzenmast (audio) , -məst \

Kids Definition of mizzenmast

: the mast behind or next behind the mainmast

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